When you consider who you are talking to when you pray you realize just how powerful a force is on your side.
Our heavenly Father has the power to change hearts and circumstances, deposit faith, provide indwelling peace and patience, and equip you as well as enable you to have strength and boldness. Why would we not pray?
Prayer before, during and after your mission trip isn’t just a good idea, it is essential.
Below are some of our favorite prayer resources, apps and documents that you can take with you and share with your team and supporters. After all, if you’re partnering with what God is doing around you, doesn’t that necessitate having an on-going conversation with Him?
- Prayer Notes Ask, Seek, Knock – Keep track of your prayer requests and answers. Quickly write, review and share prayer requests with others. Journal your prayer journey.
- PrayerMate for iphones & androids, helps you pray consistently for the people and causes you care about. Develop a discipline of prayer as PrayerMate helps you organise your prayer life, know what to pray for, and actually pray. Includes adding Operation World prayer requests in daily prayer lists.
- Unreached of the Day produced by the Joshua Project. Receive stats, a summary of the people group and steps being taking to share the gospel as well as specific prayer points. Click the orange “praying” button to add yourself to running tally of prayers being lifted up for that people group. Browse by country and people group based on where you are traveling to or through.
- Operation World – Join others in praying for a specific country each day or browse for prayer requests by country based on your travel plans.
- A Mission Trip Prayer – Great video to show parents who have youth going on a mission trip.
- Prayercast Nation Videos – Look for the country that you will be visiting to find a prayer video spoken by a native of the region. See sites of the country to prepare your heart and mind and pray in agreement for the Word of the Lord before you. Most videos are around 3 min. long.
- 8 Prayers you can pray for your mission teams
- How to Pray for your Next Mission Trip
- Prayer Power
- 7 Prayers to Pray Before Your Mission Trip
- Mission Trip Prayer Outreach Ideas
- Prayer Pill Box to Encourage Someone Daily for a Week
- Commissioning of Mission Team Participants
- Operation World the Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation – The definitive global prayer handbook, has been used by more than a million Christians to pray for the nations. Great resource before and after your mission trip as your learn about the people of the earth and pray for them.
- Prayer Walking: Praying on Site with Insight – With eyes open to real needs and with ears open to the promptings of God’s Spirit, intercession becomes an adventure.
- International House of Prayer – Live stream night and day worship and prayer from God’s Word. This can be great to prepare your heart and mind prior to a mission trip and if you have internet access on site you can stream it while on your trip. It really helps to keep your heart and mind in the right place and to serve from a place of love with your eyes on Jesus.
- World Prayer Guides– 5, 15, & 30 day prayer guides that focus on major world religions, countries/people groups, and issues pertaining to the Least Reached people in the world.
- Prayer Guide for Mission Trip
- Scriptures and Prayers for Our Mission Trip Team
- A to Z Prayer for Missionaries from NAMB
- 21 Days of Prayer for Kids – From Wycliffe Bible Translators
Know of other tried and true PRAYER resources that mission trip goers would benefit from? Send your ideas to: [email protected]